In January the Moon moves into its nearest point to Earth,
called perigee, at the same time as what?
A: Its fullest phase of the Lunar Cycle.
The Indian National Congress declares January 26 as what?
A: Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence).
The first patent for a “what" is granted in the United
States to Julius Edgar Lilienfeld?
A: Field-effect transistor.
The 3M company markets Scotch Tape, invented by whom?
A: Richard Gurley Drew.
The Communist Party of what country is established?
While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh
confirms the existence of what?
Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a what?
A: Fixed-wing aircraft, and also the first cow to be milked in a plane.
What Danish painter begins sex reassignment surgery in
Germany and takes the name Lili Elbe?
A: Einar Wegener.
The first frozen foods of whom go on sale in Springfield,
A: Clarence Birdseye.
Mahatma Gandhi sets off on a 200-mile protest march towards
the sea with 78 followers to protest at what?
A: The British monopoly on salt.
Who is appointed Chancellor of Germany?
A: Heinrich Brüning.
The Motion Picture Production Code ("Hays Code") is
instituted in the United States, imposing what?
A: Strict guidelines on the treatment of sex,
religion and violence on
films for the next 40 years.
In an act of civil disobedience, how does Mahatma Gandhi
break the Salt laws of British Indi?
A: By making salt by the sea at the end of the Salt March.
What food item was invented?
A: Hostess Twinkies.
DuPont invents what rubbery material?
Warner Bros. in the United States release their first
cartoon series called what?
A: Looney Tunes which runs until 1969.
A fire in the
Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus kills how many
The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign what?
A: The London Naval Treaty to regulate submarine warfare and limit naval
Where does the first night game in organized baseball
history take place?
A: In Independence, Kansas.
In what country did the Great Salmas Earthquake kill 4,000
Who becomes the world's first flight attendant?
A: Nurse Ellen Church, working on a Boeing Air Transport trimotor.
Who is elected president of the Dominican Republic?
A: Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.
The Bureau of Narcotics is established under the United
States Department of the Treasury, replacing what?
A: The Narcotics Division of the Prohibition Unit.
President Hoover signs what act into law?
A: The Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act
The dedication of what is held at Mount
Rushmore in South
A: George Washington's sculpted head.
Building of what dam is started on the Colorado River?
A: Boulder Dam (later known as the Hoover Dam).
Laurence Olivier marries whom?
A: Jill Esmond.
Who defeats William Lyon Mackenzie King in federal
elections and becomes the Prime Minister of Canada?
A: R. B. Bennett.
Uruguay beats what country 4–2 to win the first Association
football FIFA World Cup final?
What radio drama airs for the first time in the United
A: The Shadow.
Who premieres in the animated film Dizzy Dishes?
A: Betty Boop.
Turkish troops move into Persia to fight whom?
A: Kurdish insurgents.
A military junta takes over in what country?
Who is crowned emperor of Ethiopia?
A: Haile Selassie.
Who becomes president of Brazil?
A: Getúlio Vargas.
All adult Turkish women are given what?
A: The right to vote in elections.
President Hoover goes before Congress to ask for a $150
million public works program to help create what?
A: Jobs and to stimulate the American economy.
What is invented by Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in
A: The chocolate chip cookie.